Tes tou Omerou Iliados o tomos deuteros [-proteros] [graece] (together with:) HOMERUS (8th cent. BC). Tes tou Omerou Odysseias o tomos deuteros [-proteros] [graece]

Autore: HOMERUS (8th cent. BC)

Tipografo: Robert & Andrew Foulis

Dati tipografici: Glasgow, 1756-1758

Four parts in two volumes (315x195). Ilias: XI, [1 blank], 312; [4], 336 pp. Odysseia: [8], 297, [3 blank]; [4], 336 pp. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with five raised bands and double morocco lettering piece, panels with four cornerpieces in gilt within a triple gilt filet, marbled endleaves, gilt edges (joint weakened, corners and top and bottom of spine a bit worn, spine of volume I slightly cracked, all in all well preserved). Slightly uniformly browned. A fine, wide-margined copy.

First edition of the Foulis Press Homer considered as one of the most philologically accurate and typographically splendid editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey in the original Greek. The text was edited by the Glasgow scholars James Moor and George Muirhead (the first was Robert Foulis's brother-in-law). The volumes were printed in a new Greek type designed and cut by the Glasgow typefounder Alexander Wilson. The Foulis brothers won the silver medal of the Select Society of Edinburgh for the best-printed and most correct Greek book.

Gaskell, 319; Dibdin, I, p. 385; Rothchild, 2674.